Ford Plans Hybrid Version of New Fusion Sedan in 2008

The four-door, five-passenger Fusion, which will compete with the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

Published: 25-Mar-2005

OTTAWA -- It's not every day that a Mustang convertible is upstaged by a mid-size sedan.

But on the opening day of the Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto Show this week, the pedestal in the Ford sales area was reserved for the new Fusion sedan -- not the new Mustang, not the Lincoln pickup or hybrid Escape SUV, but the middle-of-the-road sedan.

The symbolism is not lost on Joe Hinrichs, the young new chief executive of Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd.


Playing catch-up a decade late, the world's auto giants now find that they have to lease or buy technology from Toyota.

Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.


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